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# 250784 25-May-2019 11:30
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Hi all. Spark and Vodafone have both told me that they will no longer do new POTS connections which is a problem as I wish to move some equipment that is still using POTS. Chorus has advised that new connections can be done and I should contact the service providers that will do so but won't tell me who they are.

 

Any suggestions welcome.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 


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  # 2245273 25-May-2019 11:33
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What kind of equipment? Even without POTS, doing it via VoIP will likely still work just as well.





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  # 2245288 25-May-2019 11:56
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The PSTN network is technically nothing to do with Chorus - Spark own the NEAX switches and wholesale access to them to RSP's.

 

There are 80+ RSP's in the market and the vast majority will have resale agreements. 

 

Spark can still offer PSTN connections but are actively migrating copper voice customers to FWA or fibre, and likewise with other providers due to the shutdown of the copper PSTN network.

 

Whatever product you have that needs a PSTN connection will need to be moved away within the next 1-3 years anyway as the shutdown of the NEAX PSTN network starts.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2245440 25-May-2019 16:43
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We (2degrees) still offer POTs lines (VOIP/SIP lines are cheaper at 15$ a month).. Just call 0800 022 022 / Option 7.

 

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  # 2245462 25-May-2019 18:36
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What exactly are you asking for. I get the feeling it's not just a single standard phoneline .




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  # 2245463 25-May-2019 18:37
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sbiddle:

The PSTN network is technically nothing to do with Chorus - Spark own the NEAX switches and wholesale access to them to RSP's.


There are 80+ RSP's in the market and the vast majority will have resale agreements. 


Spark can still offer PSTN connections but are actively migrating copper voice customers to FWA or fibre, and likewise with other providers due to the shutdown of the copper PSTN network.


Whatever product you have that needs a PSTN connection will need to be moved away within the next 1-3 years anyway as the shutdown of the NEAX PSTN network starts.


BBIP will be a thing for long time still NEAX not. It's simply not realistic




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  # 2245468 25-May-2019 18:50
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hio77:
sbiddle:

 

The PSTN network is technically nothing to do with Chorus - Spark own the NEAX switches and wholesale access to them to RSP's.

 

 

 

There are 80+ RSP's in the market and the vast majority will have resale agreements. 

 

 

 

Spark can still offer PSTN connections but are actively migrating copper voice customers to FWA or fibre, and likewise with other providers due to the shutdown of the copper PSTN network.

 

 

 

Whatever product you have that needs a PSTN connection will need to be moved away within the next 1-3 years anyway as the shutdown of the NEAX PSTN network starts.

 


BBIP will be a thing for long time still NEAX not. It's simply not realistic

 

And that's something important for people to remember - a PSTN line delivered over copper is not necessarily a traditional POTS line from the NEAX. Lots of providers now deliver voice over baseband ip which may introduce VoIP compatability issues for people just assuming they've got a regular analogue line.

 

 


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  # 2245515 25-May-2019 20:02
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BryceL:

 

Hi all. Spark and Vodafone have both told me that they will no longer do new POTS connections which is a problem as I wish to move some equipment that is still using POTS. Chorus has advised that new connections can be done and I should contact the service providers that will do so but won't tell me who they are.

 

Any suggestions welcome.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark still connect standard POTS, I laid a lead-in for a client only 10 days ago so the client could have Spark VDSL & landline (client insisted on LL..:)).

 

 

 

Re: VF - I have heard from past clients who were VF customers at the time - CSR's insisted no new copper connections were possible.

 

In both cases this simply was not true, however it turned out that one of the "CSR"s was a telephone marketing agent who cold called the customer on behalf of VF...


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